Category Archives: Questions

The Last Two Words Are Important…

This is why I am frightened.  Actually, the word  “terrified’ might be more accurate. Although I am a bit embarrassed to admit this, I confess that I have paid more attention to this election and the events leading up to … Continue reading

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The Parking Just Rocks…

January of 1987 brought lots of changes in my life. I started college in Kansas, far away from everything familiar at the time, and it definitely took some doing to adjust to my new life. Not only was I living … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Potential Caregivers

Dear potential caregiver, So you want to work for me? I think that is fabulous! I want this experience to be enjoyable and positive for everyone, so I thought it might be best to clarify a few things from the … Continue reading

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Let Us Give Thanks!

This was supposed to be a Thanksgiving post.  Sorry, I am a few weeks behind… In many ways, it seems like yesterday, but it was so long ago.  During the summer of 1986, I was in a stage of my … Continue reading

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What A Difference A Year Makes…

People in the crowd in Lake Placid, New York were cheering, crying, staring in utter disbelief.  It wasn’t supposed to happen.  But it did.  “It may be the single most indelible moment in sports history, said Sports Illustrated, “one that … Continue reading

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More Than A Million Bucks

Thousands were there for the challenge.  Every year rookies and running enthusiasts, as well as some of the world’s finest athletes, participate in the Boston Marathon.  Both physically and mentally grueling, every person, I’m sure, has a unique story as … Continue reading

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No Middle Man Needed

I almost didn’t do it.  The nerves in my stomach had generated an icy chill that was working its way from my gut to my heart and into my throat.  On this otherwise balmy spring day, I was freezing. It … Continue reading

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